Livestock Identification Methods Why identify animals? Ownership proof Keeping accurate records Disease eradication Food safety Breeding Global trade Emergency management Endangered species tracking
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Keeping accurate records
Endangered species tracking
* Hot Iron Branding* Freeze Branding* Paint Branding* Ear notching* Tattoo* Microchip* Ear tags* Radio collar/Transmitter* Chains* GPS swallowed or inserted
TYPES OF IDENTIFICATION
Brands have been used as marks of identification in all countries and civilizations.
Uses a metal instrument to burn or freeze a mark on to the animal
Predominantly used on cattle and horses
Original use was to showownership NOT individual animal ID numbers
Electric Iron Branding
2. Freeze Branding
3. Paint Branding
Steel or Copper branding irons are used
Usually made out of copper
Uses liquid Nitrogen or alcohol & dry ice
Turns hair white
“1” is vertical double bars
Uses special pliers to attach plastic pieces with numbers on them, easy to read from front view but less permanent than some systems
Electronic ID Information
Uses a special notching tool to cut out little “V” notches on animal’s ears
Scab in 1-2 days, healed within a week
Since having 81 pigs in one litter is impossible, the 81 notch on the left ear is added as part of the litter number, if needed.
Uses a special tool called tattoo pliers to put inked numbers in ears, lips, or other locations
Latest technology in animal identification
Used primarily in US for high value animals and pets
Implanted under the skin in neck/shoulder region primarily
Why is micro-chipping so highly regarded by shelters? What are several advantages of it compared to other methods of id?
How much does it cost?
How long has this technique been around?
Are there states or countries that require microchips in pets?
Are there other potential uses other than in pets?